The good people of Karori in Wellington are being asked to make a fundamental change in their lives.
On Thursday last week, the Living Wage campaign was given a very public airing at AUT University with a collection of international speakers. While much of the focus of this campaign has been on the hourly rate paid to low-wage workers, the international guests spoke more broadly of the rapidly changing nature of work under […]
The news about the quality of water in New Zealand’s stream, lakes, estuaries and rivers is depressingly consistent – freshwater quality is deteriorating at a rapid pace, under siege from the rapid expansion of intensified dairy farming, urban waste practices and erosion. If you needed convincing take a look at last December’s closing message from […]
To deliver on the vision of a predator free New Zealand and a renewal of our native wildlife, let’s start right here in Wellington, by building on the halo created by our own sanctuary Zealandia. This is the challenge Gareth Morgan is setting our city, particularly the citizens of Karori. Morgan is holding a public […]
Recently a coroner’s report fingered excessive consumption of Coca Cola in the death of an Invercargill woman. She apparently drank 10 litres per day – the coroner estimated that this was 2 times the recommended maximum daily amount of caffeine, and more than 11 times the recommended maximum sugar intake. Of course the lobby groups […]
Here is an interview on Media watch discussing the Cat’s to Go campaign, The Wellington Phoenix and my interaction with the press.
First let me say I do not hate cats, how people every reached that conclusion is only for them to know. What I do not like however is the evidenced damage cats are doing to our native fauna. To Bob Kerridge and his fellow travellers I fully appreciate and respect your love for the domestic […]
The consideration given by the Reserve Bank to controlling the bias in its policies that favour housing over all other lending types is most welcome (See NZ Herald article here). It is 20 years late but until they deal to this, New Zealand’s economic growth will suffer, capital will be misallocated and incomes and job […]
Today’s blog is not a blog about cats per se. Instead, let’s focus on the corners we run to when the cat conversation comes up. What is it about the cat issue that polarises us all in New Zealand?
Today I have been in Stuff and the NZ Herald regarding an interview that was pre recorded a week ago with Tony Veitch. Here are some points that need to be mentioned: I remind everyone that this Club loses money every year and on that basis we are looking at a range of ways […]